Originally Posted by doublem23
The Tigers are currently 39-36 against teams that have a losing record. This is the 4th worst mark in the American League, ahead of only Minnesota, Cleveland, and Kansas City. On paper, their schedule may look like a cakewalk, but if the games were played on paper, they'd have a commanding lead right now.
Not saying it's impossible for them to get hot and catch us these last 2 weeks, but if they did, it would be an anomaly for them. They just have not been very consistent all year long.
I'll give you some paper stats that have me somewhat optimistic that the Twins could
steal a game or two this weekend. I actually don't hate their pitching matchups...
Deduno (3.84, 1.47) vs Porcello (4.57, 1.53)
Diamond (3.69, 1.28) vs Fister (3.65, 1.22)
Walters (6.39, 1.62) vs Scherzer (3.78, 1.27)
Walters sucks, but in 2 starts vs Det this year:
vs Det 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 HR, 5 BB, 4 K
@ Det 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 HR, 3 BB, 2 K